Rhinoplasty Dubai | 18 March 2021
Men and women of many ages seek out rhinoplasty to correct their nose or address functional issues, such as a deviated septum, which can obstruct the airway. After rhinoplasty, most patients experience heightened satisfaction with their nasal shape, size, and structure, and their breathing can be significantly improved.
Using celebrity photos and models is an excellent way to communicate your wishes to Dr. Shahram, but it is essential to remember that these photos are to reference characteristics that you like. What you shouldn’t expect is for your nose to look exactly like anyone else’s. Celebrity noses are usually in balance with the rest of their facial features, and the structures of their faces are complementary to their noses. Somebody else’s nose transplanted onto your face may not translate well. Your focus should be more on achieving a look that is harmonious with your existing beauty.
You should choose plastic surgery for yourself and not for someone else. Pictures you see on social media can be photoshopped, altered, and contoured. Not even famous people have the exact nose that you’re seeing. If you are unhappy with your nose, seek advice from a professional on how you can restore facial symmetry.
Here are some answers to common rhinoplasty questions…
How is rhinoplasty different from septoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgery to change the shape of the nose. Because both breathing and the nose’s shape are interrelated, a rhinoplasty may sometimes be performed not only to change the way the nose looks but also to improve breathing through the nose. Septoplasty is a surgery to improve breathing by straightening the wall inside the nose that divides the nasal passages into a right and a left side (nasal septum). When the septum is crooked, it can make it harder to breathe through the nose. A septoplasty is often combined with a rhinoplasty. Sometimes the inferior turbinates which are projections of the side walls also are treated at the same time which is called turbinoplasty.
Is rhinoplasty a simple operation?
No. Rhinoplasty is a challenging operation. This is due to several factors. First, the nose is a complicated 3D shape that is in the middle of the face. Changes made during rhinoplasty are often very small. But these changes can make a major difference in the way the nose looks and functions. Because these changes are small, so is the margin for error. Swelling and the placement of local anesthetic in the skin distort the nose during surgery, hiding many of the subtle changes made. Rhinoplasty also doesn’t have a standard plan or set order of steps. Dr. Shahram tailors each operation to the needs of the patient.
Will I need to stay in the hospital?
Nearly everyone who has rhinoplasty dubai is able to safely leave the hospital the same day or the day after surgery.
How long is the recovery period?
Plan to take a week to 10 days off from work, school or other obligations. You will feel progressively better each day during the first week. One week after surgery, people usually feel like they are themselves again. After surgery, there will be some swelling of the nose. The swelling can take many months to resolve, although most people stop noticing it after a couple of months. People are usually back to performing most activities after a week and resuming all activities after two to four weeks.
Are there risks?
All surgeries have risks. Fortunately, rhinoplasty risks are small, and complications are rare. Dr. Shahram will talk to you about the surgery’s risks and benefits in detail before the operation.
Is rhinoplasty dubai painful?
No. One day after surgery, most people rate their pain between 0 and 4 out of 10.
Will you pack my nose?
Typically, no. Packing can be very uncomfortable. Rarely silicone soft splints may be secured in your nose at the end of the operation. These splints have a hole in them to make it possible to breathe through them and if they are used Dr. Shahram will easily remove these splints at the one- week visit.
How long will I be bruised?
Bruising is uncommon especially with the new refined techniques of cutting and shaping bones with Piezo ultra-surgery. If you do have some minor bruising, it usually lasts a week or so.
What should I look for in a surgeon for my rhinoplasty?
Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons or otolaryngologists (ENT) perform most rhinoplasties. Training and board certification in one of these specialties is a good starting point. You’ll likely want a surgeon who often performs rhinoplasty. You’ll likely want a surgeon with a good reputation among patients and other doctors. If your surgeon has published many papers in medical literature related to rhinoplasty and is invited to speak at educational conferences, that is usually one sign that their peers recognize expertise in rhinoplasty. Make sure that your surgery will be performed in an accredited surgical facility or hospital. You likely should also feel comfortable with your surgeon. Look for a surgeon who can explain to you in understandable terms what is going to happen during your surgery.
Dr. Shahram is a fellow of The European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery(EBOPRAS) and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCS). He is a double board certified plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic surgeon and general surgeon and recently celebrated 20 year of being at the service of the society as a doctor. He is a pioneer in using Piezo ultra-surgery rhinoplasty in UAE.
Rhinoplasty Dubai | 18 March 2021